Frigid arctic air prompts windchill advisory until Monday

UPDATE — 4:28 AM Sunday, February 22, 2015(EST)

Another period of bitter cold air and dangerously low wind chills today into Monday.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Monday. Hazardous Weather.

  • Another surge of Arctic air will push into the area today.
  • Expect wind chills in the 20 below to 30 below zero range today.
  • Air temperatures will fall well below zero tonight. Even though winds will be relatively light, they will be strong enough to lower wind chills into the 30 below to 35 below zero range overnight tonight into Monday morning.


At wind chills this low, Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 20 to 30 minutes.

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Dangerous cold was seen across the region Friday morning, with temps close to -30. Thankfully for us, that arctic air mass is moved out last night, while 1-2 inches snow moves in. Lows will drop to the mid single digits, while winds will blow at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Weather Forecast:

Friday, temps bounced back as clouds thicken late accompanied by a few flurries. High temps will top off in the upper lower teens, while winds turn out of the south at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Last night, light snow showers increased across the area. Low temps will fall around the mid single digits, with southwest winds at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Snow lingers on Saturday, before yet another surge of arctic air enters late Sunday. Saturday, scattered snow showers continue, with temps becoming more comfortable. Highs will top off in the low to mid-20s, while winds begin to shift out of the northwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Saturday night, the mild temps leave, as more arctic air arrives. We’ll bottom out between -15 to -5, as winds blow from the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Sunday is expected to be frigid once again, as highs remain below zero. Have a great weekend and stay warm!